Ouachita Parish Public Library “Read Strong” event

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The Ouachita Parish Public Library will conclude its 2017 Summer Reading Challenge with Read Strong.

This end-of-summer celebration challenges participants of all ages to read and log the number of pages read during a three-hour event.

The final challenge will be held in each of the library’s ten branches and the bookmobile from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 5, 2017. This year, the goal is to log 50,000 pages read across the parish.

Readers can earn a free Frito pie and drink for their participation.

“This summer, OPPL encouraged the community to Build a Better World,” said Library Director Robin Toms.

“Keeping with that, participants at Read Strong can read in honor of a teacher,” said Toms.

Any teacher who works in Ouachita Parish can be honored, including those who teach in public, private, or parochial schools. Homeschool parents who are registered with one of the two Homeschool Associations in the parish can also be honored.

At the end of Read Strong, each branch will hold a drawing. The winning teachers will receive a $100 gift certificate that can be used for books to build a classroom library.

Every Ouachita Parish Public Library branch will hold its own Read Strong event.

The Bookmobile will participate and will be parked just outside Pecanland Mall by the Food Court entrance.

Each branch, including the Bookmobile, will draw a winner from the teachers or schools nominated and award the $100 gift certificate to Scholastic Books. The Friends of the Ouachita Parish Library have provided the gift certificates.

The Summer Reading Challenge will continue through August 5, and participants can still register to take part and log their activities.

Summer Reading Challenge events are posted at www.oplib.org, or on the Ouachita Parish Public Library page on Facebook.

For more information, call 327-1490, or visit the website. For automatic updates on key library programs, become a fan of the Ouachita Parish Public Library on Facebook, or follow the library on Twitter.

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